This week, of course, sees the release of Roger Waters The Wall on DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl, CD and download, and to help mark the occasion, Brain Damage has the online video premiere of In The Flesh, with thanks to our friends in Roger's camp!
If the above - or the timelapse video that we posted as another exclusive yesterday - whet's your appetite, you can place your order for the various standard editions through the following direct links. As a reminder, there's also a Super Deluxe Edition which can only be purchased from the Roger Waters online store, and costs $500 plus shipping and taxes, but for those who prefer the standard editions, please use these links:
As you'll have noticed, not all the Blu-ray editions are currently available from all the Amazon stores. However, they will all ship items internationally, so if your chosen store doesn't have what you are after, consider using an alternative. For the audio side of things, if you prefer things digital, orders can be placed via this iTunes direct link.
Released this week are the various iterations of Roger Waters The Wall - Roger's highly anticipated movie of his Wall tour, which ran from 2010-2013, coupled with footage of his "road trip", visiting sites and areas where his father and grandfather fought and died. The film was shown around the world in selected cinemas on September 28th, and since then, some cinemas have had further showings (including tonight, particularly in Italy). This release has been a very popular topic of conversation, with dozens of emails arriving with us every week. Hopefully the details below of contents will help answer questions for those who haven't been in touch!
To celebrate the release, and to give Brain Damage visitors a sneak peak at what the video formats offer, we have an exclusive time lapse video from the Buenos Aires performances, showing just how much effort is made in the construction of staging for an event like this.
As a reminder, Roger Waters The Wall is released this week as a digital download, as a DVD, a Blu-ray, and a 2-disc Blu-ray special
edition. The physical editions are now available to order through selected outlets, and we have details below of what
each edition contains, and where you can get them from. There is also an audio release: an album of Roger Waters The Wall on triple vinyl (3LP) or double CD, via Sony Music. For those with a healthier bank balance, there is also the Super Deluxe Edition, which is limited to
3000 signed copies, exclusively from Roger's online store at $500 plus
tax, shipping, and - for some - import duties as it is shipped from the
US. This includes some extra items, currently unavailable elsewhere, including a book and additional Blu-ray, and the score on vinyl, all in a custom box.
As a reminder, tonight David Gilmour: Wider Horizons airs on the UK's BBC2 TV at 9:45pm. Having seen the entire 72-minute programme at the start of this week, we are sure that you will - like we did - find it a fascinating look at the man and musician, taking in the various elements of his life. There are a lot of archive photographs and footage of David from his early days before Pink Floyd, but more than that, it is a warm and relaxed glimpse into life with his family.
The BBC website describes the documentary as follows: 'After a break of nine years, David Gilmour steps back into the spotlight with a number one album and world tour. This film is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest guitarists and singers of all time, exploring his past and present. With unprecedented access, the film crew have captured and detailed key moments in David Gilmour's personal and professional life that have shaped him both as a person and a musician.'
The show airs tonight (Saturday 14th November), at 9:45pm UK time, on BBC2 and BBC2 HD, which is viewable via digital terrestrial, the various digital platforms including Virgin Media and Sky, and online at the BBC website. It will also be available to watch on demand via the BBC's iPlayer service after it has aired on TV.
To give a flavour of the show, other than our exclusive screenshot here, if you've yet to see it, here's a quick video preview:
David, on guitar and accompanied by Guy Pratt on bass, and by 17-year-old pupil Alex Sansbury on drums, started by performing Wish You Were Here to a thrilled audience, of invited guests, parents and pupils. He then went on to play Rattle That Lock, using the college's chamber choir as backing.
The event was the official opening of the College's brand new music school, designed by world-renowned Eric Parry Architects. Director of music at the college Sandy Chenery told the Argus: "I think everyone felt watching David Gilmour live in such a wonderful setting was a very special moment. It marks the end of a long period of hard work by so many people to create a space that is breathtakingly beautiful."